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True Detective: Night Country, Episode 6: Who Killed the Tsalal Scientists?

True Detective: Night Country, Episode 6: Who Killed the Tsalal Scientists?

The answer was hiding in plain sight all along. In “Part 6,” the conclusion of True Detective: Night Country, detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro traverse the treacherous ice caves of Ennis, Alaska and discover who was responsible for Annie K’s murder, and what really happened to the Tsalal scientists. And none other than Jodie Foster drops by Still Watching to discuss the  shocking finale and the lengths she went to shoot her harrowing underwater scene.  Danvers and Navarro descend into the interconnected ice caves, which led them into Tslalal Research Center. There, they finally found missing scientist and prime suspect in Annie K’s murder, Raymond Clark. Once captured, Clark finally came clean as to what happened to Annie, revealing that it was the entire team of Tsalal scientists who murdered her. After confessing, Clark runs into the blizzard, committing suicide.  With one mystery solved, Danvers and Navarro still have to crack what, exactly, happened to the other Tslalal scientists. A handprint on the hatch tells them everything they need to know. The two detectives …

Night Country’ Finale’s Ambiguous Ending Explained

Night Country’ Finale’s Ambiguous Ending Explained

[This story contains major spoilers from the True Detective: Night Country finale.] True Detective: Night Country winked and nodded to the HBO crime anthology’s original iteration all season long. But perhaps never more overtly than in the finale, which conjured up the franchise’s most indelible phrase: “Time is a flat circle.” In the sprawling episode, viewers finally learn the answers to some of the biggest mysteries littered throughout Night Country, including this big one: What question should we have been asking all along? Turns out, it’s not “who or what killed these men?” But instead: “Who knows who killed Annie K?” By the end of the finale, it’s revealed the two cases are completely linked: the scientists killed Annie in an act straight out of Lord of the Flies, and Annie’s community — many of them women who worked at the research station — rose up and killed the scientists in kind. The women explain their actions in a story told to officers Danvers and Navarro (Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, respectively), and rather than …

Jodie Foster’s Life On-screen – The Atlantic

Jodie Foster’s Life On-screen – The Atlantic

Jodie Foster has spent much of her career playing the lonely woman under pressure. A young FBI agent-in-training having an underground tête-à-tête with a cannibalistic serial killer. A scientist launching into space, solo. A mild-mannered radio host who becomes a vigilante after strangers assault her and kill her boyfriend. A mother whose child vanishes in the middle of a transatlantic flight. A wife whose husband is having a suicidal psychotic break and will talk to her only through a hand puppet. It’s not a relaxing oeuvre. Explore the Special Preview: April 2024 Issue Check out more from this issue and find your next story to read. View More There are exceptions, of course; Freaky Friday (1976), which Foster made just after Martin Scorsese’s grisly Taxi Driver, was a family-friendly romp. But her 58 years in film, which began during her preschool days, have been almost entirely devoted to outsider characters—women who are emotionally isolated, fighting to be believed, striking out perilously on their own. For a long time, this was how Foster liked it. She …

Watch Julianne Moore, Robert Downey Jr. and More Perform Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’

Watch Julianne Moore, Robert Downey Jr. and More Perform Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’

Taylor Swift‘s music brought Hollywood A-listers together in harmony. Literally. Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr., Lily Gladstone, Jodie Foster, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo and more got together for W Magazine‘s “Lyrical Improv” video series with W‘s editor-at-large Lynn Hirschberg to offer their rendition of Swift’s “Blank Space.” It’s a pretty hilarious segment, and ya gotta give them an “A” for effort because they really brought it to the best of their abilities. But before even making an attempt to belt out the 2014 hit off Swift’s 1989 album, a few of them offered a bit of a warning before showing off their vocals. “You know, I don’t know a single Taylor Swift song,” Foster warned. “I am not familiar at all,” added Downey Jr. “I’ma do my best, Taylor!” Henson exclaimed. “And I’m gonna try my best not to butcher ‘Blank Space’ by Taylor Swift.” While some appeared to just read the lyrics like it was a movie script, others actually made the attempt to show off their singing chops.  Moore and …

‘True Detective: Night Country,’ Episode 3: What Really Happened in the Wheeler Case?

‘True Detective: Night Country,’ Episode 3: What Really Happened in the Wheeler Case?

In Ennis, Alaska, they certainly see dead people. In “Part Three” of True Detective: Night Country, the plot thickens as we learn more about why things are slightly icy between Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Navarro (Kali Reis). Below, Still Watching hosts Hillary Busis, Richard Lawson, and Chris Murphy try to piece together the many mysteries of Ennis, Alaska, from spiral symbols to reappearing oranges. Plus, they chat with Isabella LeBlanc, who shares how she brought Leah Danvers to life. With Raymond Clark still officially at large, Hank Prior (John Hawkes) enlists a team of men whom Danvers less than affectionately calls his “hillbillies” to find the scientist. Hank may have more information about the disappearance of Annie K then he’s letting on, as it’s revealed that he got a call about Raymond and Annie before her death but kept the information to himself. Murphy believes that Hank is “hiding something” about Annie K’s death to protect the miners. “It’s becoming clear that it’s white people versus indigenous people in terms of the mine—who wants it …

How That Flashback Almost Changed Night Country

How That Flashback Almost Changed Night Country

[This story contains spoilers from the third episode of HBO’s True Detective: Night Country.] Despite its anthological structure, there are a few constants across the True Detective franchise. One, of course, is the enlistment of high-profile actors in the titular detective roles. Another is a case tinged with supernatural mystique and intrigue, as apparent as ever before in the latest iteration, True Detective: Night Country.  But this new season, helmed by writer-creator Issa López and starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as detectives Danvers and Navarro, deviates from the older seasons in one meaningful way: With the exception of a few flashbacks scattered throughout its six-episode run, Night Country takes place during one specific point in time. Unlike the first few seasons, which either showcased cases across different points in time, or featured major time jumps, the story of Night Country centers on Danvers and Navarro’s attempt to figure out the mysterious deaths of the moment (also known as, “The Corpsicle”), while also figuring out how these deaths intersect with the cold case of Annie …

Night Country’ Stars Called Frozen Bodies The Corpsicle

Night Country’ Stars Called Frozen Bodies The Corpsicle

[This story contains spoilers from the second episode of True Detective: Night Country.] Why are they piled on each other? Why are their eardrums bleeding? Why are they naked, and why are all their clothes so neatly piled nearby? And how on Earth is one of them alive? These are all valid questions when gazing upon the frozen murder tableau at the heart of True Detective: Night Country. First discovered at the end of the season premiere, the pile of corpses (with one living body in the lot) that opens the show’s second hour stands out among the gnarliest images in the True Detective franchise’s history — and this is the same show that brought forth the Yellow King of Carcosa.  For the folks working on the show, though? It was just another day at the office. “It was like looking at that lamp over there,” star Kali Reis tells The Hollywood Reporter about sharing the same space as the frozen bodies of the Tsalal Research Station scientists. “It was just… it was there, and …

‘True Detective: Night Country,’ Episode 2: All Aboard the F–k Trailer

‘True Detective: Night Country,’ Episode 2: All Aboard the F–k Trailer

Where in the world is Raymond Clark? On the second episode of True Detective: Night Country, detectives Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) discover that the scientists at Tsalal Research Center may not have been as isolated as they thought, as the murdered Annie K. and the missing Raymond Clark’s relationship comes to light. In this week’s edition of Still Watching, hosts Hillary Busis, Richard Lawson, and Chris Murphy unpack Annie and Raymond’s “fuck trailer” as well as the the many other mysteries of Ennis, Alaska. Plus, Murphy chats with Christopher Eccleston about playing the police chief who might bogart the case, and baring it all in a sex scene with Foster. After some quick thinking by Danvers, the “corpsicle” has been moved to the town’s ice hockey rink as they await forensics. As the frozen Tsalal scientists thaw, it’s clear that showrunner Issa Lopez is unafraid to lean into horror with True Detective: Night Country, going so far as to have black sludge pour out of a frozen scientist’s mouth. “If …

Jodie Foster Didn’t Tell Her Kids She Was an Actor When They Were Kids

Jodie Foster Didn’t Tell Her Kids She Was an Actor When They Were Kids

Jodie Foster revealed that her children thought she worked in construction when they were young because she didn’t tell them she was an actress. The Oscar winner made an appearance on The View Friday and opened up about her parenting style and why she didn’t initially share her career with her little ones when they were growing up. “I don’t know why, I guess I just didn’t want them to know me that way,” Foster said. “I wanted them to know me as their mom and the person who went away to work and stuff. I just didn’t want them to be confused about what I did for a living.” The Nyad star proceeded to recall what her older son, Charles Bernard, 25, thought she did when she went to a filming set each day. “I brought my oldest son, he was probably about 3 — well, he was 3, because I was pregnant with the other one — I brought him to set one day, and I bought him a little plastic tool belt and stuff,” she explained. “And …

Jodie Foster Confirms She Turned Down Playing Princess Leia

Jodie Foster Confirms She Turned Down Playing Princess Leia

Jodie Foster confirmed she was once offered the iconic Star Wars role of Princess Leia in the late 1970s. The Oscar winner discussed the opportunity on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. “You’ve been in so many iconic roles, and we love what you do,” Fallon said. “But I saw this on the internet — you were offered the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars, is that true?” Replied Foster: “I was, yeah. They were going for a younger Princess Leia but I had a conflict. I was doing a Disney movie and I just didn’t want to pull out of the Disney movie because I was already under contract.” Casting Foster would have likely significantly changed the role. Foster would have been just 13 and 14 years old during the years the original Star Wars was filmed, and then 15 when the movie was released in 1977. The role was, of course, played by Carrie Fisher, who was 19 during filming. “And they did an amazing job,” Foster continued. “I don’t know how …